04 March 2013

Infosys to add 200 new jobs in Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb County, Metro Atlanta - 04 March 2013 – Indian multinational Infosys plans to add approximately 200 new jobs in the next fiscal year at its Cumberland location in Cobb County, Georgia and expects additional expansion in the metro Atlanta area over the next couple of years. 

Infosys has identified Atlanta as a strategic hub for growth in the United States. The infrastructure, cosmopolitan culture, and talent available in Atlanta attracted Infosys BPO (its Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary) to set up an onshore operations center to deliver high-end business process services to North American clients. Cobb County offers a secure, easily accessible and central location with world-class space available for large-scale business process operations. 

Infosys is committed to job creation in the United States, and today’s announcement underscores its continued investment in its Cumberland location and Georgia. With support and guidance from the Cobb Chamber, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Infosys is working with the local university system and technical colleges to recruit local talent, and also to help improve the education system to equip students with more market-relevant curriculum. Infosys plans additional investment in training and development, with employees also able to leverage the global resources of Infosys award-winning education center in India. 

Gautam Thakkar, Vice President and Unit Head – Enterprise Services, Infosys BPO said, "It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and the Southeast is a key U.S. region with a number of our important clients. We also are impressed with the highly skilled talent pool available in Atlanta, and look forward to our expansion to continue to improve services to our customers.” 

In addition to Atlanta, Infosys BPO also has a delivery center in Des Moines, Iowa, part of the 19 Infosys locations throughout the United States. 

"Infosys is an integral part of metro Atlanta's technology community and we are pleased that it has decided to expand operations here following the opening of their new business center last year," said Hans Gant, Senior Vice President of Economic Development at Metro Atlanta Chamber. 

This jobs announcement also exemplifies the diversity of industries within the Cumberland submarket and Cobb County. This project is the result of teamwork and strategic partnerships between various agencies. Key members on this project include the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Cobb Chamber, and the colleges and universities in Cobb County. 

Infosys BPO Ltd., the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Limited, was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO operates in India, the Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, USA, China, the Philippines and Australia, and as on December 31, 2012, employed 24,903 people. It closed FY 2011-12 with revenues of $494.5 million. 

Source: Infosys